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Project COMBAT: Combating Tobacco Use in the United States Army

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Military related changes led to to no initiation of recruitment.)
United States Department of Defense
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: July 16, 2009
Last updated: July 20, 2016
Last verified: July 2016
The goal of this behavioral research study is to test a new multimedia anti-tobacco video game tailored to the U.S. Army. Researchers want to study how using the program affects tobacco use in soldiers, as compared to standard anti-tobacco programs.

Condition Intervention
Smoking Cessation
Behavioral: Video Game
Behavioral: Pamphlet
Behavioral: Surveys

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Combating Tobacco Use in the United States Army

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reductions in Smoking Initiation/Smokeless Tobacco Use and Smoking Cessation [ Time Frame: Baseline, immediately following completion of the program, and at 6- and 12-month follow-ups ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Saliva samples at the 12-month follow-up visit to measure level of cotinine, a chemical related to tobacco use.

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: July 2016
Primary Completion Date: July 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Educational video game
Behavioral: Video Game
Educational anti-tobacco video game played on arcade-type kiosk for three 30-minute sessions, plus CD-ROM disc of game to use as needed, and series of illustrated materials to go along with computer sessions.
Behavioral: Surveys
Computer surveys taken at 4 points throughout the study.
Other Name: Questionnaire
Standard Care
Pamphlets on stopping tobacco use
Behavioral: Pamphlet
Self-help pamphlet about stopping and avoiding tobacco use, provided by the National Institutes of Health.
Behavioral: Surveys
Computer surveys taken at 4 points throughout the study.
Other Name: Questionnaire

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Soldiers stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, who are not scheduled to be mobilized for a 13-month period.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Active duty service members, age 18 or above, who have entered the Army stationed at Joint Base San Antonio
  2. Does not have to be a current smoker or user of alternative tobacco products
  3. Must provide contact information including: an address, telephone number, and an email address
  4. Willing to answer two questions regarding status of smoking and smokeless tobacco use on study survey
  5. Have access to the Internet
  6. Speak, read and write in English at a sixth-grade literacy level

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00948233

Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
United States Department of Defense
Study Chair: Alex Prokhorov, MD, PHD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00948233     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009-0222
W81XWH-09-2-0033 ( Other Identifier: DOD )
Study First Received: July 16, 2009
Last Updated: July 20, 2016

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Smoking Cessation
Smokeless tobacco
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